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Human Rights Film Fest Visits UH-Hilo

October 13, 2013, 10:05 PM HST
* Updated September 8, 6:59 PM
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The Human Rights Watch Traveling Film Festival is bringing three films to Hilo this week.

The film fest opens 7 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 17, with “Camp 14” and concludes on Oct. 18 with two films: “Alias Ruby Blade: A Story of Love and Revolution” at 3:30 p.m. and “Rafea: Solar Mama” at 5 p.m.

The films will be shown on the UH-Hilo campus in the University Classroom Building (UCB) Room 127. Free admission. Public invited.

The festival “bring(s) to life human rights abuses through storytelling in a way that challenges each individual to empathize and demand justice for all people,” said a release for the festival.

“Camp 14” is a portrait of a young man who grew up imprisoned by dehumanizing violence in North Korea yet still found the will to escape.

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“Alias Ruby Blade” is the love story of a human rights activist and a political prisoner in East Timor.

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“Rafea: Solar Mama” is an inspiring story of an illiterate Bedouin woman from a
poverty-stricken community in the Jordanian desert who learns to be a solar energy engineer at India’s Barefoot College.

For more information, visit the festival web site, or call 974-7313.

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